Black Philanthropy Month 2013: An August of Dreams and Mountaintops

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at the Ci...

MLK speaking at the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did you know that August is Black Philanthropy Month? 

You can help build greater public awareness and sharpen the impact of Black philanthropy. We are excited to introduce and invite your participation in a new multimedia, civic engagement campaign during Black Philanthropy Month 2013 (BPM 2013). Your support is needed to mount an unprecedented campaign to inform, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership—online and offline as well as locally and globally.

August as Black Philanthropy Month was first declared and celebrated two years ago. This year holds special significance since August 2013 also marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and 1963 March on Washington. Commemoration of this watershed event gives cause for reflection and action and gave rise to the focal concept for BPM 2013: Of Dreams and Mountaintops.

Follow for more information over the weeks to come.

Crowds surrounding the Reflecting Pool, during...

Crowds surrounding the Reflecting Pool, during the 1963 March on Washington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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  1. Reblogged this on valaida and commented:

    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

    — Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream” speech, August 28, 1963

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